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Showing posts with label Peaches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peaches. Show all posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Alice Medrich's Plum and Almond Tart

 

Oven and Camera Ready! 
        
Vanilla Ice Cream on the side
is highly recommended
When you have a blog to write, you tend not to repeat recipes once you have made them.  You’re pretty well under the gun to cook something you’ve never tried before simply to create content for your readers.  Most of the time, this isn’t all that difficult to do, especially when you have literally thousands of recipes at your disposal.  But then once in a while you come across something that rings all the bells.  It not only tastes phenomenal, it uses the season’s best ingredients and, if they’re locally grown so much the better.  And then there are those gems that not only meet those criteria but they’re incredibly easy to make.  At that precise moment, you have to assert great discipline in not running out and making the dish on an everyday basis.  With this tart, the invention of one of California’s greatest bakers, all that discipline went out the window.  The tart appeared three times in a week, breaking all previous records for recipe repeating in the shortest amount of time.  But one bite of Alice Medrich’s superb invention, I can almost guarantee you’ll put this on your repeat list too.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tartine’s Fruit Galettes with thanks to Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery, San Francisco




If ever there was a moment for making these free-form rustic pastries, it’s right now.  The markets are bursting at the seams with the most beautiful stone fruits and berries of every description.  The peaches, nectarines and cherries are irresistible and this recipe is a perfect way to use them paired with blueberries. Last weekend we had very special guests, our friend Julie and her 10-year old daughter and budding pastry chef, Lucy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Adapted from “All Cakes Considered”


  

         One of the most anticipated arrivals at our local farm stand is the peaches.  These deliciously juicy fruits with their beautiful golden flesh are the height of summer’s goodness.  It’s always a struggle to avoid those awful hard and hardly ripe early birds in favor of waiting until the real deal arrives.  Fortunately, this year’s crop is in full flavor right now.  Now peach pies and cobblers are standard ways to use this fruit.  But Andrew loves to find a reason to bake a cake and he found this fantastic recipe for one in “All Cakes Considered”.  The book is “a year’s worth of weekly recipes tested, tasted, and approved by the staff of National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’ (Chronicle Books 2009).